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6 Heavy Motors in one port (II)

Posted by Jorge Pereira
2.5 A current through just one port
Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Tamás Fábián
    Tamás Fábián To be more precise: recommended: 10.8, absolute 11.8. Above the absolute maximum, death is almost certain. 12V > 11.8V
    January 8, 2015
  • Tamás Fábián
    Tamás Fábián The slowdown at 2.5A is probably because of the batteries. If the motor drivers would drop significant voltage, they would burn up in seconds.

    If you hit the current limit, the motors will stop working, since the IC's protection circuit simply just cuts...  more
    January 8, 2015
  • Jorge Pereira
    Jorge Pereira @Tamás: may I have access to the firmware? My home is linux only but found a blog post where a certain magyar fellow uses linux and wine to transfer firmware to a gigablue chipset.
    January 8, 2015
  • Tamás Fábián
    Tamás Fábián It's too buggy yet. I'll try to forge a good-enough version tomorrow. You'll get the preliminary version of the new command set too.
    January 8, 2015 - 1 likes this